Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez won’t be able to watch his former team in the AFC Championship game against the Broncos, because he isn’t allowed a TV, according to the Boston Herald.
Bristol Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson told the Herald:
“He’s not allowed to watch any TV. We only allow two hours a day of entertainment television, the rest of it has to be self-help tapes, self-help documentaries.”
Hodgson also denied that Hernandez had requested permission to watch games. Due to Hernandez’s high profile, he is not housed with the general population, who were permitted one hour of the Patriots-Colts game, and since no cell gets it’s own TV, that means no TV for the former Patriots star.
Hernandez had a $40 million contract with the Patriots, but was released when he was charged with the June 17 shooting murder of Odin L. Lloyd in North Attleboro. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty.